Zermatt is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It has a population of about 5,800 inhabitants.  The town lies at the upper end of Mattertal at an elevation of 1,620 m (5,310 ft), at the foot of Switzerland's highest peaks.  Zermatt is famed as a mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps. Until the mid-19th century, it was predominantly an agricultural community; the first and tragic ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 was followed by a rush on the mountains surrounding the village, leading to the construction of many tourist facilities. Much of the local economy is based on tourism, with about half of the jobs in town in hotels or restaurants and just under half of all apartments are vacation apartments, Switzerland, Europe

Most Beautiful Places In The World # Part 21

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Lawang Valley, Indonesia

Trees pierce through fog and mist in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in the Lawang Valley of East Java, Indonesia. The park also contains several volcanoes, including Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru.

Photograph by Kowit L., National Geographic Your Shot

Niagara Falls, Canada

The legendary waters of Niagara Falls tumble between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Ontario, but it’s the Canadian side that offers superior views and more attractions. Horseshoe Falls, the Canadian cascade, plummets 167 feet.

Photograph by Sigita van Bruchem, National Geographic Your Shot

Golden Garden, Bolivia

Your Shot photographer Max Tims was traveling across the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia when he captured this sunrise view. “This photo was taken right as the sun crept up over the salt flats, illuminating this cactus island in the stunning glow of first light,” he says. “This would have been an island surrounded by [a] saltwater inland sea but the sea has evaporated, leaving behind a huge desolate landscape of flat salt and this cactus island.”

Photograph by Max Tims, National Geographic Your Shot

Orcas, Northern Norway

Orcas—also known as killer whales—come up for air in choppy waters off northern Norway. Partitioned by mountains and boasting a fjord-gashed shoreline, Norway draws its strength from the sea. If you hammered the country’s 63,000 miles of fjords, bays, and island shores into a single line, it would circle the planet two and a half times.

Photograph by Koen Hoekemeijer, National Geographic Your Shot

Oregon Coast Sunset

A hammock makes the viewing easy from an evergreen-crowned headland on the Oregon coast. The state’s 363 miles of shoreline include towering sand dunes, low-lying estuaries, and iconic sea stacks like the ones seen here.

Photograph by Sammy Davis, National Geographic Your Shot

Goat Dance in Skyros, Greece

Young revelers prepare for the annual goat dance on Skyros, the southernmost of Greece’s Sporades Islands. The goat dance is a pre-Lenten tradition descended from pagan festivities; masked revelers—including the bell-clad geros draped in goatskin and wearing a goat mask—roam the town’s streets.

Photograph by Christina Georgiadou, Redux

Valle Spluga, Italy

Low clouds blanket Valle Spluga in Sondrio province, Italy. Sondrio is part of Lombardy, which rises from Alpine heights along Italy’s border with Switzerland, then meanders through the lower landscapes of the Italian Lakes.

Photograph by Sammy Davis, National Geographic Your Shot

Bondi Bay, Sydney

Swimmers at Sydney’s Icebergs Club swimming pool get a sunrise view of calm Bondi Bay. The club is on world-famous Bondi Beach, which has become synonymous around the world with Aussie surf culture. It’s also the closest beach to downtown Sydney.

Photograph by Massimo Rumi, National Geographic Your Shot

King Penguin Chick, South Georgia

Puffy and fluffy, a young king penguin makes its way up a South Georgia beach. This remote British outpost in the far South Atlantic is a haven for millions of seabirds and seals.

Photograph by Marc Meijlaers, National Geographic Your Shot

Matterhorn, Switzerland

Switzerland’s most iconic landmark rises to a distinctive pyramidal peak above the town of Zermatt. First ascended in 1865, the Matterhorn is a popular destination for climbers, winter sport enthusiasts, and photographers.

Photograph by Susan Seubert